Owning the neighbouring property for a number of years, the owners decided to transform this space into a beautiful garden, bringing further delight to their renovated Edwardian home and protecting views outwards in this leafy suburb. Using a palette of native and exotic plants, the house looks out over a curved deck and onto a generous oval lawn– large enough for kicking balls around. The lawn is sheltered and enclosed by raised coreten steel garden beds, stepping up in tiers to boundary planting of native trees. Closer to the house the beds are a combination of exotic floral and textural interest in shrubs and grasses, moving outwards to a less defined, native palette. A cantilevered carport and covered walkway provides shelter and a striking sculptural element.

Construction by Form Landscaping
Carport/walkway designed in collaboration with Jacinda Sadler Architect
Photography by Rob Blackburn